team recruited 70 postmenopausal women to take part in a 10 week trial during which they adhered to a tomato rich diet with a daily intake of at least 25 mg of lycopene. At the end of the trial, the researchers evaluated changes in the levels of adiponectin, a hormone that regulates glucose and affects the risk of breast cancer. The results showed that after 10 weeks of adherence to a lycopene rich diet, adiponectin levels increased by an average of 9%, reducing the risk of breast cancer.
experts suggest that because lycopene is a fat soluble substance, eating cooked tomatoes is better than eating them raw. In addition, the tomato and tomato peel contain a lot of the best when eating.